Saturday, October 5, 2013

Saturday's Scribbles

Good Saturday afternoon to you all!  It is a typical fall day here today, although yesterday we had thunderstorms, humidity, and a bit of hail.  I saw on the news that the Black Hills had over 4 feet of snow!  Yikes!  60 degrees sounds down right balmy when the alternative could be waking up to a year's accumulation of white stuff!

Speaking of weather, Joel went out the door this morning layered in clothes as he headed up to Minnesota for his annual Rendezvous Days adventure.  He will get his fill of wood smoke, folksy music, kettle corn, smoked turkey legs, fry bread, visiting, and more before coming home tonight.  Rain, snow, cold or heat ~~ just like the mailman.....nothing stops him!

Speaking of the Black Hills, I lived in Deadwood as a young child.  It is where I went to kindergarten.  My uncle was sheriff there.  My grandmother lived in a long cabin nestled in Spearfish Canyon in the Black Hills.  All alone.  She was one feisty lady I hear.  My mom told me she remembered visiting there overnight at "wee house" as they called it, and having wolves come and scratch on the door because they smelled the food inside. This was in the thirties.

As I wrote in yesterday's post, on Thursday we had old friends come by.  Joel and Dan were in the seminary together back in the late 70's.  Barb and Dan are retired now, living close to their children and grandchildren.  We were blessed to have them with their cute doodle, Daisy, for lunch and a visit.

We managed a trip to the Farmers Market this week for more squash to bake and freeze for the winter.  Also picked up strawberries from our favorite local berry farmer.  Delish!!!!  Mostly we stayed home this week.  Joel worked in his shop most days while I found things to do inside. Several neighbors had their yards sprayed so being outside was not always an option.  We are amazed at how much people pay to have their yards sprayed, especially when our yard looks no different than theirs and we don't use any pesticides at all! 

I cannot let this Saturday's scribbles go by without mentioning our governmental stand-off.  The way all the members elected by the people are acting is beyond ridiculous.  It seems to me that no longer are the officials working for the people.....they are working only for the party and power.  It is plain frustrating, embarrassing, and I am so over all the puffing up of chests and hateful hoopla I hear spoken by them.  I also do not understand those people who proclaims Christ on one hand while spewing hate with the other.  Not okay.  There.  Now I feel better.

I am reading a new book by Julia Loren titled, "Claim Your Anointing".  Also reading another Guidepost lighthouse series book and Faith Blatchford's book, "Hearing 101".  What are you reading?

We watched the movie, "Parental Guidance" for a second was both funny and sad for us, just like before.  I am really enjoying the Fall TV line-up.  I enjoy Blue Bloods so much but Joel does not like watching it because of our son who is a police officer and puts his life on the line over and over again.  We watch HGTV House Hunters and International House Hunters too, but it gets me in the mood to move.  So many places to experience in the world!

What are you watching and reading?

Until next time.............


Sharon said...

Well, I spent a good portion of yesterday watching football. Yup, I'm a fan-atic! And, I just ordered a book called "Things Unseen" by Mark Buchanan. I read about it on another blog, and it sounds wonderful. Can't wait for it to be delivered.

Good to catch up with you and Joel on this Monday morning.


Kim said...

Renee, reading your memories and your family's story is always fascinating to me. We got your storms yesterday. They predicted severe weather, but thankfully it calmed down by the time it got to us. I'm watching Ironside, Person of Interest, and Castle. I miss her old team instead of the Feds but it's still a good show. I'm reading You're Already Amazing by Holley Gerth and Get Out of That Pit by Beth Moore.

Renee said...

Hi Sharon,
I am not a football fan but most everyone in our family is! I have heard good things about Mark Buchanon.

Renee said...

Hi Kim
We enjoy Castle too. The books you are reading sound great! Glad you enjoy my chats and fmemories :)